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04-24-2013, 12:59 PM
Jack de la Hoya
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Originally Posted by Psuhockey View Post
You are referring to his floor right? Ristolainen does have 1st pairing measurables. The question, for all defensemen even Jones and Nurse, is does he have the decision making to be a top pair guy. Only time in the NHL will tell.
Yes, I'm referring to his floor. I think a realistic ceiling is a good #2 rather than a true franchise defenseman (in the sense that he does everything well, but few things exceptionally, and perhaps doesn't have the tools to truly take over a game), but I'd be happy to be proven wrong, assuming that he's wearing the Orange and Black.

One thing I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out from the scouting reports, though, is whether RR is considered to be a good skater for his size, or a true "plus" skater--a la Coburn.

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